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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gamebirdboy, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay so my power went out and I have 90 quail eggs set. Should I stack blankets over the incubator? A lot have already hatched, and they started huddling.
     
  2. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
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    Good idea with the blankets, and don't open the door because you will let the heat out. Hope the power comes on soon! Good luck!
     
  3. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Power must be back on if you can post?

    Blankets and keep incubators closed in power outages is a good plan.
     
  4. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm using the internet on my phone, thanks and should I move it upstairs where it is hotter?
     
  5. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If it is considerably warmer upstairs and you expect power to be out for some time then I would.
     
  6. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

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    Did you call the power company to report the outage? If the Bator gets cold, at least you might save the peeps. My dad said he used to keep chicks warm using kerosene lights. But your parents should help with that if necessary . I guess you don't have a bunch of broodies sitting around? If you get desperate, body heat might save some. Or do you have a wood stove?
     
  7. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Eggs can cool considerably for a short term before effecting the hatch rate in a detrimental fashion.
     
  8. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one broody, but she won't take chicks. I tried it a few days ago. I think it will be out for a while. Two days ago it was out for a day and a half. I had to move it to my house because it was at my grandpa's and he lost power. Now we both lost power. There is a few trees down and it came back on for a few seconds and then back off. Thanks for the help, it's staying at 92 with the blankets.
     

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